Tuesday, October 18, 2005

There is a fairly lengthy criticism of the current season of Curb Your Enthusiasm in New York Observer, and after an amusing first episode, I have to agree that the show has lost its way. The fun of the show used to be in the way Larry (mis)handled everyday situations. Now the show is pushing his experiences out of the realm of reality. It is also lingering way too long on jokes (pharmacist / doctor... oh, and if Larry does his questioning stare one more time, I may turn the show off for good) and unnecessarily tying all storylines together at the end (Did we really need the tooth fairy to visit Larry? Did we really need Cofey to carve his name on a door at the retirement home?). Between that and the disaster that is Extras, I'm thoroughly disappointed in HBO's Sunday night line-up. Here's hoping the eventual return of The Sopranos can turn things around.


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Anonymous said...

Extras is great and you are a ass.

Cofey said...

Actually, I carved 'Cofey Was Here' in the table at the Japanese restaurant... and Larry's questioning stare is one of the many nuances that makes this show great..

George Costanza said...


and yes, Cofey carving his name was very necessary because it revealed that Cofey the Pharmacist was not the same person.